PCGS Auction Prices

1908-S Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

Original Lot at Stack's Bowers

Lot #
10032
Grade
MS64
Sale Price
$24,150.00

Auction Details

Firm Sale Type Name Date Notes Lot
Stack's Bowers Auction The November 2011 Baltimore Auction Nov-2011 Stk 6/07:1956;M.B. Tucker 1908-S Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle. MS-64 (PCGS). Brilliant, satiny and sharply struck. Nice in every way. A tiny hairline mark near the obverse rim at 4 o'clock is noted and mentioned for accuracy's sake. The 1908-S ranks high in desirability in part because of its tiny mintage of just 22,000 pieces, the smallest production figure in the Saint-Gaudens series after the MCMVII (1907) High Relief issue. Uncirculated examples of the issue are scarce, and MS-64 specimens are rare. Despite the fact that hundreds of thousands of Uncirculated Saint-Gaudens double eagles of various dates have been certified by PCGS and NGC over the past several years (many of which turned up after decades of storage in European bank vaults) no more than just a few dozen 1908-S double eagles grading MS-64 or finer have been certified, a fact which demonstrates that the 1908-S is far more elusive than the MCMVII in the upper echelons of preservation.

Coin Details

PCGS # Service Cert # PCGS Pop PCGS Pop Higher PCGS Price GuideSM Value Set Registry
9149 PCGS 50217862 26 37 $29,000.00 View a set that requires this coin
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Other Auction Appearances

Date Price Firm Sale Lot
Feb-2007 $27,600.00 Heritage Auctions Long Beach Signature Sale #430 5135
Jun-2005 $28,750.00 Heritage Auctions NY Signature Sale #380 6837